Personality clashes not the cause of workplace harassment
While it may be easy to put workplace harassment down to personality conflicts, in reality workplace harassment is most often a product of the workplace itself, not the people in it.
Retention leads to discipline problems in other kids
When students repeat a grade, it can spell trouble for their classmates, according to a new Duke University-led study of nearly 80,000 middle-schoolers.
Virtual currency "Riecoin" uses computations to help solve math problem
States face health law cybersecurity challenges
(AP)—Security experts working for the government on the rollout of President Barack Obama's health care law worried that state computer systems could become a back door for hackers.
Toyota recalls SUVs in Middle East, fires reported
Toyota Motor Corp. said Monday it is recalling 13,000 FJ Cruiser sport-utility vehicles, mostly in the Middle East, for fuel tubes that may overheat, melt and set off a gas leak.
Antimicrobial preservation strategies to prevent food contamination
Food spoiling and poisoning caused by microbial contamination can cause major health, social, and economic problems. The broad scope of antimicrobial approaches to kill or prevent the growth of microorganisms ...
Lexus tops 2014 vehicle dependability list
The race to increase vehicle fuel economy is taking a toll on quality.
New scientific field looks at the big picture
Big data is changing the field of ecology. The shift is dramatic enough to warrant the creation of an entirely new field: macrosystems ecology.
Technique is safer, faster way to diagnose horse eye problems
(Phys.org) —Horses face high risks of developing eye problems, and Cornell clinicians have developed a new way to detect and diagnose them more safely and quickly than before. Published online in January ...
How to get ants to solve a chess problem
Take a set of chess pieces and throw them all away except for one knight. Place the knight on any one of the 64 squares of a chess board.
Nine and 60 ways of particle tracking
A contest for the best technique of intracellular particle tracking (simultaneous tracking of the motions of hundreds and thousands of intracellular organelles, virions and even individual molecules), that is an important ...
Waterfowl poisoning halved by lead shot prohibition
Lead shot was forbidden in 2001 in Spanish wetlands on the Ramsar List of these areas of international importance. Ten years later, this prohibition —and the consequent use of steel shot by hunters— has ...
Understanding the chain fountain: A problem-solving partnership (w/ Video)
(Phys.org) —The Rutherford School Physics Partnership is giving A-level physicists a unique opportunity to tackle a real research problem. The problem of the chain fountain was revealed by BBC Science presenter Steve Mould. 2.8 m ...